Swap-bot Time: June 19, 2018 9:25 am


Date Joined: July 30, 2017
Last Online: June 19, 2018
Birthday: October 14
Country: United States
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About Me

Hello! my name is Lori; I am an artist and jewelry designer living in Blue Ridge, GA. I share my studio space with my wonderful husband Chuck and our cats "Buddy" and "Ghost". I love to travel and enjoy sleeping under the stars whenever we can get away to camp. I also enjoy working on my flower garden and home improvement projects. I recently retired from the corporate world and look forward to growing my Jewelry Business.

NOTE: I live in the mountains. Getting to the post office during the winter months can sometimes be a challenge due to the icey winding roads. I will always send my swaps on time if at all possible, but occasionally weather may slow me down. Thanks in advance for your understanding.

Favorite Crafts

I enjoy many crafts, repurposing old furniture, and creating interesting objects from flea market finds. I make jewelry using lampwork beads, metal clay, semi precious stones and pearls. I sell my crafts at outdoor festivals, barn sales, and on Etsy. I'm really open to trying any and all crafts; I really love making Artist Trading Cards too.

08/25/17 - Just completed a metal clay jewelry class at the John C. Campbell Folk Art School, the instructor was Pam East.

08/01/17 - currently working on a sea glass and sea shell project, it will be a large hanging sun catcher. Gathering Supplies.

Favorite Music

Currently I'm enjoying Yacht Rock. I also love 70's and 80's music and smooth Jazz.

A favorite tune is: September by Earth Wind and Fire.

First dance at our wedding: Someone Like You by Van Morrison.

Favorite Books

Anything! I'm an avid reader and usually have two books going at any given time....I belong to a fun monthly book club.

Just finished: Where'd You Go, Bernadette?; Killers of the Flower Moon; 1000 White Women; The Orphan Train; A Man Called Ove, Defending Jacob; The Rosie Project; The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry;

Favorite Television

I watch a lot of HGTV and the Food Network. I also watch some reality TV - Project Runway; Ink Master, Top Chef, and Bachelor/Bachelorette (it's my guilty pleasure). I'm also a BIG fan of Game of Thrones and Downton Abbey.

Other Favorites...

Colors: Purple and Turquoise and Aqua

Themes: Beach, Camping, Nature, Vintage, Animals, and Travel.

Holidays: Halloween and Christmas

Postcards: Naked is great or envelope if space for postage is limited.

Collections: Salt and Pepper Shakers, and Zuni Fetish carved animals.

My Most Favorite Thing:... Barns - photos, cards, drawings, etc...

Wish List

Craft Supplies of any type! Some of my favorites:

Beads, buttons, findings;

Sea glass, sea shells, other treasures from the sea, and wine corks

Old jewelry chain, charms, or unwanted jewelry that I can repurpose;

Any Ephemera especially Tim Holtz items; ribbon or string; Washi tape samples; die cuts; stamps and ink pads,

ATC cards (ready to use); handmade papers, pages from vintage books; Note cards and envelopes. Maps of any kind. Old Sheet Music. new or used postage stamps (collectible).

I love Postcards; especially of famous artists (portraits or works), watercolors, and outdoor travel (camping, state parks, national monuments, beautiful landscapes, etc...). I really love Lantern Press Postcards, any location.

Not a Fan of....

NOT my favorites:

Clowns (they creep me out)

Gothic (too dark for me, I'm a colorful person)

Kid Stickers

Superhero Anything

Zombies and Vampires (scary...)

Big Eye kids or Giant Eye animals (they also creep me out)


Julybaby59 rated for Mini Handmade Art Journal R35 on May 18, 2018
Comment: I like your page spread. Looking forward to working on it.
CarolNZ rated for "Owned by a Cat' ATC on Apr 17, 2018
Comment: Thanks you for swapping with me and for the xtra things you sent, sorry I didn't know that people did that. I do hope my card made it to you. I did take photos as suggested in case it got lost. if you didn't get it I am happy to send another. thanks Carol
Comment: thank you, lovely envelope
Kraftylady777 rated for Ugly PC swap #3 on Mar 22, 2018
Comment: Thank you so much! I kinda like this one. LOL!
Comment: Thank you for the goodies! I loved the drawing in the envelope :)
Comment: Love the things you sent and will use all of it! Some I've not seen before, what a nice surprise. Love the Georgia postcard from where you live and all in a nicely decorated happy maill envie. Thank you Lori, happy March!
Shellyr rated for junk journal supplies - flowers on Mar 19, 2018
Comment: Thanks for the journal Items. I have a floral journal page swap in May. The envelope is fabulous. Thanks so much for brightening my day.
Comment: Lori, I always enjoy mail from you. This was no exception. Your envelope is beautiful and I love the goodies enclosed. The Blue Ridge postcard is a favorite!
Comment: Thank you for the wonderful mail art, & the goodies you enclosed. The envelope is just beautiful. Your bunny is so cute & I love the sun. Your flowers are great & so nicely blended. This swap really brought a smile to my face. Thanks again :)
Comment: Thank you for the wonderful envie of goodies! I love your flowers and snail on the envelope too!
Midsummerlily rated for Mini Handmade Art Journal R34 on Mar 17, 2018
Comment: How funny we got paired up again! Thank You for your beautiful pages! I love them 💖💖
Comment: Hello Lori -- thanks for the envelope of nice stuff. Love the postcards. And what a pretty illustration on the envelope -- i'm so envious of folks who can draw. :) Best, al
Comment: Lori, I love these so much!!! Thank you for the extras too!
Comment: thank you. =)
Comment: Loved your card and the envelope was amazing
Comment: Hell Lori -- thanks for the card. I agree, that is likely not the best shot to advertise that restaurant! All the best, al
CraftyCathy31 rated for Hearts Are Red on Mar 6, 2018
Comment: Nicely hand drawing on envie. I did smile!
urquhart rated for 5/5 ATC March (USA) on Mar 6, 2018
Comment: Lori, Absolutely gorgeous ATC! Beautiful composition and color - and great envelope coloring too! Thank you so much for the extra goodies you sent. I hope I will have an opportunity to swap with you again in future. Judy
mandigutterrose rated for Quick Swaps: Beach on Mar 3, 2018
Comment: Great poem, I hope to see a Florida beach in this lifetime.

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ScrappyCEW on Apr 24, 2018:

Hi Lori! I wanted to follow up to your note on the Mardi Gras Kitty (I should have responded to your comment a long time ago). I am so happy that you like her! It took a lot of sitting and thinking and looking around my craft-shak to determine what I was going to do. But once I got started, that was it! It was hard to let her go, but I don't collect ATCs, so I am sure glad that she went to you, someone who will truly appreciate her! I hope to see you in future swaps!!!!!

ScrappyCEW on Apr 24, 2018:
RiverTopanga on Dec 27, 2017:

Profile check for Holiday Recycled ATC. Welcome to the swap! Hope you have fun creating this one :-)

esmy77 on Oct 23, 2017:

Thank you for the gorgeous

day of the dead envelope

You are so generous, it was

packed with all sort of goodies

truly appreciated

snail mail by esmeralda3

MsLee on Oct 16, 2017:

Happy Belated Birthday. I hope that you went out and celebrated.

kittyhahahotbot on Oct 4, 2017:

Thank you so much for the whale! I shall love it for ever!

Toby2017 on Sep 30, 2017:

Hi and welcome to Newbie Helpers! Come check out the forums for valuable information and please join in on some of the swaps! Looking forward to swapping with you!

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